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Direct Buyer - Automotive - Manufacturing

Tiger Resourcing Solutions Ltd

Posted on Dec 23, 2022 by Tiger Resourcing Solutions Ltd

Gillingham, Kent, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Direct Buyer

Job purpose

To lead the direct purchasing requirements of the Gillingham Plant, at the right price at the right time.

Key responsibilities

  • Manage as a buyer in delivering on time and the best cost to achieve Gillingham targets on delivery performance.
  • Delivering and executing robust plans for year on year performance.
  • Work closely with category teams to identify opportunities for link and leverage.
  • Drive collaboration with business partners to achieve ongoing competitive edge with their business strategy.
  • Ensure activities are performed with high integrity and in compliance with Global, Divisional and Site procedures and encourage Process and Systems Improvements
  • Facilitate cross functional participation in all cost down initiatives including idea generation in the best cost spares and new equipment.

What we're looking for


  • Experience of suppliers and achieving joint goals.
  • Commercially astute.
  • 5+ years relevant experience in related automotive/engineering environment.
  • Proven record in driving cost down options.
  • An appreciation of technical drawings and specifications.


  • Be able to work, present and communicate within all areas of the organisation from shop floor to management.
  • Work independently offsite if required, with limited contact.
  • A strong understanding of AS400 (SAP development) and similar systems.



  • Ability to negotiate within an international business environment.
  • Be fluent in multiple languages (English plus other desirable).

Reference: 1833210246


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